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Baby Birdies

Song Sparrow Baby
Song Sparrow Baby

Last Saturday during the Roger Tory Peterson Birding Festival we banded a recently fledged Song Sparrow with its father only a few inches from it in the net. This was my first nestling for the year and I know other babies will be found in numbers!

Song Sparrow eggs
Song Sparrow Nest with Eggs!

Commonly the father bird will continue raising the fledged young as mother starts building a new nest and then she will incubate her newly dropped eggs. This helps with the timing in being able to fledge as many nestlings in one season as possible. I suspected this bird was about a week out of the nest.  Ironically we found over at the CLDC banding station a newly built nest with 5 eggs in it! No doubt mamma has been busy in this situation also!

Song Sparrow Baby
Song Sparrow Baby


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14 responses

  1. severnyproductions

    Cool images

    9 June 2009 at 9:28 pm

  2. So cute! You’re lucky to get to do this on a regular basis!

    9 June 2009 at 10:10 pm

  3. Was dad worried as you banded its young?
    What a beautiful nest..are those pine needles in the bottom?

    9 June 2009 at 10:21 pm

  4. I love babies birds.
    I had a window strike today–a baby mourning dove. He sat there temporarily stunned (driving my one cat crazy), then shook his head, and took off–all ok.

    9 June 2009 at 10:53 pm

  5. Very cute! I like Song Sparrows. They sure are kept busy raising young.

    9 June 2009 at 11:23 pm

  6. Love the song sparrows!

    10 June 2009 at 6:27 am

  7. Sweet photos, that mama has been busy, just glad we human mamas don’t have to have babies like that!!

    10 June 2009 at 7:16 am

  8. Lisa at Greenbow

    aaawwww isn’t it sweet. We have song sparrows nesting around close. The parents feed in the garden.

    10 June 2009 at 7:45 am

  9. Pam

    So sweet, Tom!! Awwww!

    10 June 2009 at 6:50 pm

  10. Aww. And the eggs are really beautiful too.

    11 June 2009 at 9:03 am

  11. Great photo of the baby bird. The nest is beautifully made.

    11 June 2009 at 10:44 am

  12. Marg

    Such a cutie pie!

    11 June 2009 at 12:31 pm

  13. Lots of baby birds around this week! You are so lucky to see them so close and personal.

    11 June 2009 at 2:35 pm

  14. Love looking at your blog…so much inspiration for my pottery! Can’t get enough baby birds!

    26 June 2009 at 6:35 pm

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